Free Mill Memory Bank Registration for Holiday Season

MoWC Caps Off 20th Anniversary With Free Mill Memory Bank Registration

Honor Beloved Mill Workers This Holiday Season With Permanent Museum Profile


WOONSOCKET, R.I. (Dec. 27, 2017) – This holiday season, the Museum of Work & Culture’s 20th Anniversary celebration will culminate with free registration in the Mill Memory Bank, a digital registry of former mill workers.


Through New Year’s Eve, individuals may recognize the contributions of loved ones who worked in mills throughout Rhode Island by submitting profiles to the MoWC. Registration forms can be downloaded at RIHS.org and emailed, along with an accompanying photograph, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Mill Memory Bank is a component of the MoWC’s latest permanent exhibit, Mills Along the Blackstone: Locally Made, Internationally Known. The exhibit traces the history of area mills over the course of 200 years by utilizing the latest in touch technology.


This holiday season, the MoWC will also offer its 12 Days of Deals in the gift shop. Each day from December 10 through December 23, the MoWC will have special discounts to promote local holiday shopping.


# # #


About the Museum of Work & Culture

The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It recently received a Rhode Island Monthly Best of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.


About the Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book, and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work & Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.

There could be a delay in President Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said yesterday the June 12th Singapore summit might be postponed. North Korea threatened last week to pull out of the summit. The North is angry about joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea and unhappy about Trump's insistence on denuclearization.        A former state lawmaker is a step closer to becoming Georgia's first black woman governor. Stacey Abrams won the so-called "Battle of the Staceys" for the Democratic nomination, defeating former state lawmaker Stacey Evans last night. Abrams will face either Republican Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle or Secretary of State Brian Kemp. They'll meet in a runoff in July.       President Trump is ready to sign a bill rolling back some banking protections put in place after the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The House passed the bill yesterday. It removes oversight from some smaller banks and also eases rules on lending. The Senate passed the bill in March.        Lava from the Kilauea [[ KILL-uh-WAY-uh ]] volcano is gushing in a path of destruction on Hawaii's Big Island. Lava bombs from the eruption are reportedly damaging homes, and toxic gas explosions are hurling boulders. Molten rock from fissures was gushing up to a 160 feet high yesterday.        President Trump travels to Long Island, New York today for a speech that's expected to focus on efforts to wipe out the violent MS-13 gang. Trump drew criticism last week when he referred to some illegal immigrants as animals. He made the remark in response to a comment about MS-13.        The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are tied at two games apiece in the NBA's Western Conference Final. Houston rallied in the fourth quarter to pull out a 95-92 win over the Warriors in Game Four last night.